Amazon is taking their digital content distribution one step further with the purchase of Comixology, a popular digital comic book service. Amazon and Comixology announced the news via press release, where Comixology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger says, “we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”
Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, with the acquisition not becoming 100% official until the second quarter of this year. It’s not entirely clear what Amazon plans on doing with Comixology, given they already sell comic book via their Kindle apps, but Comixology will, in fact, “retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary.” If nothing else, it’s just one more step in Amazon’s world wide conquest to offer an even wider array of digital goods.
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